Sunday, August 29, 2010


Hi Hi!

Saturday 2010 August 28

10:15 am:

I applied my makeup again but this time I used the airbrush gun to apply the Model in a Bottle - Original Formula on my skin.  I was thinking that maybe it would be more evenly spread and dry faster but to tell you the truth there was nothing different in the length of time it takes for the skin to shine.
My skin's t-zone area is very, I mean very shiny after a couple hours, so if I find a product that can work on me can keep my makeup matte for more than a couple hours or at least have a nice, dewy look (not the fugly shine) then I will say 'woo-hoo!" and recommend it to everyone I meet. I'm my own best guinea pig before I use anything questionable on my clients.
For this product, I think, however, it can work with airbrush makeup as opposed to regular makeup as the airbrush formulas are already designed to be more longlasting and matte-looking.  The other claim that the website carries is that it won't rub off. Let me tell you, it did.....
Overall rating - 2.5 out of 5 :(
Recommendation how to use it - If you already have it, do the double step of makeup application (foundation & powder twice) and then apply it or use it with MAC's Prep & Prime silicone Primer
Stay tuned for more Product Reviews!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Hi Folkses!

Friday 2010 August 27
6:15 am:

Started using Model in a Bottle after makeup application.  I did not deviate from my typical makeup routine and I used:
  • Neutrogena Shine Control Moisturizer
  • Temptu Silicone Primer
  • Avon Loose Powder as my foundation and finishing powder (in one) for a light application
I arrived at work at 7:20am and my skin started to shine and it wasn't pretty...I will give a true look of the face at around noon for you to see how it looks after the makeup starts to melt away.

12:00 noon:
As you can see, my nose is very shiny and the pic was taken with an IPhone so there was no flash.  In fact my face was incredibly shiny for the entire day...and it wasn't the pretty kind of shine either.

I will try it again and this time I will use foundation (mousse formula) and then set it over.  Another thing I will do differently is airbrush it on, I mean after all, this is what I do...

After I come home tomorrow afternoon, then I will give a final rating. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Hi All!

I'm back with doing some product reviews.  I want to focus on the product, Model in a Bottle and the Lip Conditioner/Lip Sealer.  As an Airbrush Makeup Professional, I'm constantly perusing for the "next big thing", whatever it may be.  Considering that I live in country that has two main seasons, lots of heat and then lots of rain.  So the weather doesn't help with the makeup application and its a challenge to have it last for hours at a time.

So enter "Model in a Bottle".  I went onto their site, read up on the reviews - which I always do before I do my buying.  I hardly do impulse buying when it comes to makeup unlike everything else I own. 

What I found interesting about it was the claims and the advertisement (its on Oprah, Tyra Banks shows etc) - the makeup product doesn't rub off, be it eyeshadow or foundation and it sets everything.  (see website here  I bought a couple items, namely the Original Formula & the Sensitive Formula.

What I will do is from tomorrow, I will actually take pics to document how the Original Formula looks after priming and full makeup application and it how holds up vs my Ben Nye Final Seal.  We'll see....

So onto to my 1st day of testing: Friday 2010 August 27th....

Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Hi All

I had promised to post up some pics of my latest work, however unfortunately my pics resolution aren't too great and it wouldn't be beneficial to me or the bride.

I have to apologise to those that wanted to see them...:-(  I really expected that they would come out well but I will focus on new ones in the coming weeks.

Also, I plan to take some vaca for the month of September from my 7:00 to 4:00 job, so that means more rest during the week and more portfolio building for my business.  That means more shoots....yaay!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Wedding Episode Today!

Hi All!
I have another bride to do today so as soon as I can 'ketch' myself or be fully rested, I will be able to put up a new blogpost.

I haven't done a trial so I'm not sure what she even looks like...but that shouldn't even be a problem for me as that's happened multiple times before.

Anyhoo, gotta go!

Enjoy ur weekend....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hi All!

I've been away for awhile clearing up my cold and just getting some much needed rest.  I must say though, that I had a wonderful experience with the TemptuPro Educator - Ms. Shannon Pollitt and of course I had a couple weddings to handle during the time.  So let me give a brief rundown as to my comings and goings!

TemptuPro Workshop - 2010 August 01 & 02:
I decided to stay in town since I live about 1 & 1/2 hrs away and I didn't want to be going back and forth for the entire weekend.  At first, I checked in to Chancellor Hotel and I immediately regretted it.  I wish I had asked someone about that hotel as the room was extremely 'old' looking and not 'quaint'...It was old with mosquitoes flying around and the tv was skipping....

I stayed one night and then checked out and went to Trinidad Hilton, needless to say, I felt at home with the luxury and food.  I could definitely go back there again.

I met a couple known airbrush makeup artists at the workshop and a lot of 'newbies' that were interested in it as a career.  Best of luck to them!!!  I must say that I learnt a lot more than I thought and Shannon had a ton of information for each of our concerns.  Actually, she cleared up a lot of stuff for me, so much so that I can do everything with the airbrush namely: eyeshadow, eyebrows, lips, cheeks you name it!

Overall, it was really fun and a great investment.

Although I had a couple weddings since the start of August to now, the pics weren't so great until this last weekend that passed.  My bride wanted a look that was classic and fitting for her beach styled look and it looked great.  I did a retro styled makeup channeling Dita Von Teese with the liner and the nude eyeshadow.  I was also supposed to do her family members but the rains were pouring and they ran late and in the end I was dog tired.

Did I mention it was in Sangre Grande, a 3 hr drive?  Anyway, I must say that everything came out really well, check out my before and after pics.  Everything except the lips were airbrushed, yaay!